Vikings for Jesus

Eric Van Camp
“Grafted In”
Jews For Jesus H-1005
1979

The Jews for Jesus have always confused me ever since I started collecting Christian records.  This cover does nothing to reduce that confusion…

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Devil in Disguise

Orion
“Reborn”
Sun-1012, 1979

Jimmy Ellis aka Orion was the most successful Elvis impersonator (who claimed not to be an Elvis impersonator) of all time.

For years Ellis tried to make a career as a country singer, but his voice and manor were so similar to Elvis’ that he was dismissed as an imitator.  His voice and appearance apparently caused enough confusion  that fans thought he might actually be The King himself performing. One of his early singles was titled, “I’m Not Trying To Be Elvis”.

from www.orionjimmyellis.com

After Elvis’ death, he finally stopped resisting the comparisons and developed the “Orion” persona, named after the title character of a book about a rock star who fakes his own death.  Orion’s ultimate coup was getting signed to Sun Records, Elvis’ original label, for his first album. As one might expect, many fans apparently believed that Orion actually was Elvis Presley.

Orion released several albums in the early 80′s and even had a few charting singles.  He then quit the Orion/Elvis charade until the early 1990′s, when he released several more records.  He died in 1998, when he was gunned down in a robbery of his convenience store in Selma, Alabama.

TV interview with Orion: http://youtu.be/niLmJGgtVVI

Official Web Page:  http://www.orionjimmyellis.com/

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on the warpath

Dog Soldier
s/t
United Artists #LA405G
1975

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Joquina, that guy’s on the front porch again. I told you to get a restraining order.

Quim Barreiros
“Recebi um Convite (A Casa da Joquina)”
Fenix records

submitted by: Stefan

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ah, the smoldering linens of yesteryear

Ronnie Deauville
“Smoke Dreams”
ERA EL-20002

Interesting story on the life of Ronnie Deauville

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Lino Teixeira
s/t
Henda Records

submitted by: Francisco P.

Sim
“Quoi ma Gueule!”

submitted by: Francisco P.

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I can’t see anything weird about this record

The Braillettes
“Our Hearts Keep Singing”
Heart Warming #1998

The Brailettes are Maggie, Jackie, and Kay.

From the Back Cover:
“Take equal amounts of talent, wit, personality, beauty, and warmth, mix well with a large amount of dedication and you have the Brailettes. A new dimension came into my life the wonderful day I gave my heart to these beautiful blind girls. For the first time I explored the dark world of the sightless and suddenly I began to see through their eyes a new world of lovely sounds and fragrances.”

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When you gotta go, you gotta go.

Millie Jackson
“Back to the S__t!’
Zomba #1186-1-J

“Not for Church Folk”

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keywords: moon, turtle, wormhole, dildo

Claudja Barry
“Tripping on the Moon”
Personal # P49808
1984

Looks like Claudja could give Mille Jackson a run for her money in the crazy disco chick genre.

claudjabarry.com

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Music to Drop Roofies By

Jan August
“Cocktails and Conversation”
Mercury # MG 20272

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